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PeopleSoft Announces eCentre for Asia Pacific

PeopleSoft Announces eCentre for Asia Pacific Region

Asia Pacific Application Service Provision (ASP) Strategy Defined


AUCKLAND, November 20, 2000 – eBusiness solutions leader Peoplesoft has chosen its Asia Pacific Conference 2000 in Cairns Australia, as the launch pad for the announcement of its ASP strategy for Asia Pacific, and eCentre, the company’s direct channel ASP solution for the region’s customers.

Following the success of the company’s US ASP solution - PeopleSoft eCenter in North America has attracted 25 new customers in its first six months - PeopleSoft’s eCentre based in Australia will offer hosted Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS), Financials and a range of eProcurement/Supply chain management applications, not only to Australian organisations, but to those with branch offices across the region.

“eCentre is a key element of PeopleSoft’s three-pronged ASP strategy. Under this new strategy, PeopleSoft’s pure internet solutions will be available directly via our own eCentre, via value-added industry-vertical partnerships in specific market-places, and from co-branded solutions provided by complimentary specialist service firms,” said Andrew Barkla, Regional VP for PeopleSoft Asia Pacific.

Deepak Gupta, SVP and GM eCenter commented, “eCenter is the fastest growing ASP worldwide, with the recent launch of eCenters in EMEA, and the announcement of our Asia Pacific eCenter today. Our customers know that we understand our solutions better than anyone else, so can maximise their return on PeopleSoft – and that’s compelling”.

“Our eCentre is all about choice,” said Mr Barkla. “Our ASP offerings are designed to compliment and enhance the existing direct and partner-led Peoplesoft implementation models. The economic advantages of eCentre will appeal to both large and small customers. It is important that PeopleSoft’s largest global customers can access standard application architectures irrespective of Geography and size of operation. For smaller customers eCentre removes the need for high initial capital outlays which deter many SME’s from accessing industry leading solutions”, said Mr Barkla

Mr Stephen Moore Asia Pacific VP of Professional Services, responsible for eCentre in the region commented, “The new eCentre in conjunction with professional services will offer rapid implementation, tailored service levels, single point relationship management, and Peoplesoft’s excellent industry-leading customer care program.

“Peoplesoft customers accessing eCentre will enjoy the same world class customer experience as our traditional installed base. eCentre represents the ultimate in single vendor accountability with Peoplesoft providing one source of application, operation and relationship management underpinned by agreed service levels and pricing,” he added.

The production environment and network management infrastructure for PeopleSoft’s eCentre is being delivered through a partnership with Tripoint Online which has a well-established base across the region.

Michael Alp, General Manager, Tripoint Online commented, “We are delighted to be working with PeopleSoft to deliver eCentre to their Asia Pacific customers. Our robust implementation and outsourcing service model has been designed specifically for PeopleSoft’s eCentre customers, and through leveraging our relationships will provide the best available data centre, technology and services to support the eCentre.”

Preferred supplier arrangements have been established for the Asia Pacific eCentre with Sun Microsystems and COMindico for the supply of UNIX hardware and telecommunications respectively.


About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft is a world leader in providing eBusiness applications that enable people - customers, employees, and suppliers - to power the internet. PeopleSoft's pure internet Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Management solutions provide the industry's most open and flexible e-commerce platform. PeopleSoft employs more than 7,900 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,600 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft eBusiness applications.

PeopleSoft began operations in Asia Pacific in 1993 and now has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Its customers include AAP, AMP, Alcoa, Australian National University, Australian Stock Exchange, Bangkok General Hospital, Coles Myer, Department of Defence, Eastern Energy, Ford, Foxtel, Government of Singapore Investments Corporation, HSBC Holdings, John Fairfax Holdings, Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) Hong Kong, National Mutual Health Insurance, NZ Police, NZ Post, UNITEC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reding Paper Products, Transfield Pty Ltd, University of NSW, WA Department of Education and WA Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, AMD, DBS Bank, PSA Corporation, Singapore Ministry of Finance, Morrison Express, Singtel, Starhub, Tenaga Nasional, Telekom Malaysia and Swire Properties. For further information, please visit www.peoplesoft.com

PeopleSoft and the PeopleSoft logo are registered trademarks of PeopleSoft, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2000 PeopleSoft, Inc. All rights reserved.

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